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Top 10 Fishing Lakes in Virginia

Claytor Lake

Claytor Lake offers a stunning mountain reservoir getaway with fishing, boating, camping, and scenic beauty in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Kerr Lake

Kerr Lake, a renowned fishing paradise on the southern border of the state, boasts exceptional largemouth bass fishery, abundant species, and convenient amenities, making it a top destination for anglers.

Lake Anna

Lake Anna, spanning 9,600 acres, offers a diverse range of fish species and recreational opportunities, making it an ideal vacation destination for families and fishing enthusiasts alike.

Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston, a magnificent 20,000-acre lake on the southern border of Virginia, offers abundant fishing opportunities with diverse fish species, scenic shorelines, and convenient access points for boating and camping.

Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake, with its stunning shoreline and extensive recreational options, is a beloved destination for nature lovers and anglers alike, offering diverse fish species such as bass, muskie, catfish, crappie, and sunfish.

South Holston Lake

South Holston Lake, stretching across Tennessee and Virginia, is a prime destination for bass fishing and offers a thrilling angling experience with diverse shoreline structures and a variety of fish species, including bass, catfish, crappie, trout, walleye, and sunfish.

Lake Chesdin

Lake Chesdin in Virginia offers water activities, ample fishing opportunities, and a diverse range of fish species for an exciting angling experience on its 3,100-acre expanse.

Western Branch Reservoir

Western Branch Reservoir in Suffolk, VA, offers a serene fishing experience with diverse species and abundant catches on its 1,300-acre lake.

Lake Moomaw

Lake Moomaw: Remote fishing, diverse fish species, camping, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife in scenic forests.

Leesville Lake

Expansive fishing grounds with diverse fish species, shoreline options, marina amenities, and a scenic location in south-central Virginia.

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